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Portrait of Liv Gaborit. Photo: Marie Bouly.

Liv Gaborit

Postdoctoral fellow

Portrait of Liv Gaborit. Photo: Marie Bouly.

Dancing with the Junta Again - Mistreatment of Women Activists by the Tatmadaw Following the Military Coup in Myanmar

Author

  • Anonymous Myanmar Researcher
  • Liv Gaborit

Summary, in English

Since the military coup on 1 February, more than 800 people, including children have been killed and more than 6,000 people have been arrested. The death toll and number of incarcerated women is sharply increasing during the crack down on protesters by security forces; yet, liĴ le is known about the specific challenges and opportunities encountered by women activists while imprisoned. Through analysis of semi-structured interviews with fi ve women who have been detained in connection with the military coup, this report sheds light on the torture, sexual harassment and poor prison conditions that they face.

Department/s

  • Department of Sociology

Publishing year

2021

Language

English

Pages

51-56

Publication/Series

Anthropology in Action

Volume

28

Issue

2

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Berghahn Journals

Topic

  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)

Keywords

  • Myanmar
  • Prison
  • Women Prisoners
  • Protest
  • Military Coup
  • Torture
  • Sexual violence
  • Activists

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1752-2285